A suspect who allegedly engaged in gunfire with two Yuba County Sheriff's deputies is dead, officials said Tuesday afternoon.
Officers initially responded the 9000 block of Marysville Road in Oregon House, about 22 miles northeast of Yuba City, shortly after 8:30 a.m. Officials had received reports of a dispute occurring at a marijuana grow involving a man who was reportedly armed with a gun.
Upon arrival, a suspect was seen by deputies and fled on foot. After a short pursuit, the suspect was seen running toward a trailer located on the property. Two deputies entered the home, while one deputy covered the back. The suspect proceeded to fire upon the deputies who entered the home, hitting both multiple times, while they also exchanged fire, officials said.
The deputy in the back of the home then entered and removed the injured deputies before SWAT entered the residence. Upon entry, SWAT members located the suspect who was deceased and had suffered fatal gunshot wounds.
At this time, it's unknown if the gunshot wounds were a result of the deputies firing their weapons or if they were self-inflicted. The suspect, who remains unidentified, was described as a Hispanic male who appears to be in his early 30’s with a large stature.
The two injured deputies were airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment. They are both listed in serious condition, but expected to make a full recovery. One is a 14-year veteran of the Yuba County Sheriff's Office, while the other is a 10-year veteran.